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LCIS-Pre-Primary

Pre Primary School

The pre-primary program builds a resilient foundation for 21st century learners.

The pre-primary program at LCIS, for 2.5 to 5.5-year-olds, has two approaches – Kindergarten and Montessori. Both work on the shared principle of stimulating young minds through inquiry. While Montessori students learn through doing rather than instruction, Kindergarten students use play and a nurturing environment to enhance their natural skills and gifts.

In the case of both approaches, LCIS believes in learning through curiosity by constantly encouraging the young ones to boldly ask questions and delve deeper into concepts.

Keeping play and creativity at the center of their lessons, LCIS Early Years program includes a wide range of learning areas such as physical education, visual arts, performing arts, sand-play, gardening and puppet shows. These give the young ones extensive opportunities to express themselves, learn through observation and become more self-aware. The Quest program covers varied topics like my city, me and my family, mammals, personal safety and animal movements. Through the quest topics, students take on different roles to be thinkers, inquirers, researchers and risk-takers. Each topic offers different knowledge and inquiry skills through the activities and lessons planned during the week. Students are given a gamut of experiences to explore and experience the topic through peer interactions, excursion visits during the learning process and growth.

  • Playtime: To improve motor skills and focus on the importance of play and learning, our Kindergarten children spend a designated amount of time at the school sandpit. Gardening is also a vital part of the weekly schedule
  • Exercise of Practical Life: Practical Life activities are at the heart of the Kindergarten classroom. Through these activities, students are given the chance to refine their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, hand strength, balance, concentrations and the ability to do things independently. The program focuses more on the practice than the result. Through repetition of these exercises, children pick up practical skills that will serve them for all their lives.
  • Love for Reading: Great emphasis is laid on developing a love for books through the school reading program. Special time is allocated for reading, storytelling, and related activities to build students comprehension, spelling, and appreciation for the written word
  • Sensorial activities: These help shape and refine a child’s perspective of qualities like colour, size, shape, length, texture, smell, taste and sound. Through sensorial activities, they become acute observers and make a better judgment of the many stimuli in their environment.
  • Special Days: Festivals, events, annual days, grandparent’
  • Environment: Students are provided with a physical environment that promotes autonomy and work-spaces that encourage independent thinking. As children grow, the classroom materials grow with them in the sense that older children use the materials to explore the curriculum in new and deeper ways.
  • Activity time: Kindergarten students are given time to explore and work with educational materials during the day. This time allows for hands-on activities and teaches essential social skills of sharing, peer interactions, and communications.
  • Reading program: The reading program addresses essential pre-literacy and reading skills that are required at the Grade 1 level. Teachers use unique activities and reading worksheets in our progressive reading program. Sight words are taught using active learning methods designed for long-term retention.
  • Learning Styles of students: Every student is unique and learns through specific learning methods and styles. Teachers understand each child’s unique strengths and need through Howard Gardner’s framework of multiple intelligence.